The names of the drivers involved in a fatal motor vehicle accident Wednesday in Moravia were released today by the Cayuga County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities said their investigation found that Kathleen Wood, 34, of 2341 Rockefeller Road in Moravia was making a left turn into her driveway when she was struck from behind by a 2002 Honda motorcycle driven by Benjamin Cornwell, 19, of 19 Church St. in Moravia. 

Cornwell was pronounced dead at the scene. Wood was not injured. 

The sheriff's department said the investigation into the crash is continuing, but there are no charges expected at this time. 

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact Lt. Joseph Weeks at (315) 253-3902. 

Staff writer Greg Mason can be reached at (315) 282-2239 or greg.mason@lee.net. Follow him on Twitter @CitizenMason.

(7) comments

WeCare
WeCare

As a rider myself this concerns me. It seems kinda strange that he hit the back of the SUV... maybe the SUV slammed on their brakes or what?

ashley
ashley

Their was no slamming the breaks a left hand turn into a driveway just like it says shouldent have tryed to pass when he wasint soposto. Its a very tragic thing a young life taken so soon but u still have to obay the law

blondie4x2
blondie4x2

Excuse me Ashley, but a life was taken today, so maybe you should have a little more respect for him and the families involved. He didn't deserve what happened, so for you to sit there and try to justify him possibly passing the car in the opposite side and saying he got what he deserved, it's heartless and cold. I hope you get what comes to you for that comment. Oh and another thing, if you want to bash people and say that they deserved to die, maybe you should learn how to spell before you make your extremely rude remarks public and make even more of a fool of yourself. Second, you weren't involved in the accident so how would you even know if the driver of the SUV slammed on their brakes or not? You wouldn't. The only ones that really know the truth about that are the driver and the young boy who died.

Ebilinski
Ebilinski

It was a accident. Point blank. A friend to a lot of people was lost today and whether the law was being followed or not. It's a very sad thing and you should be more respectful cause if the tables were turned and it was someone close to you, you would be upset if someone was saying those things

cari88
cari88

It wouldn't surprise me if the SUV didn't use their turn signal. I see it all the time people turning, switching lanes, and passing other vehicles and not ever turning their blinker on.

movedsouth
movedsouth

My bet is that that is the case. I can just picture a vehicle slowing, the M/C attempting to pass, and suddenly the vehicle turns left. I ride and have seen it many times. Just recently a vehicle pulling out from a side street looked right at me (in my direction) and pulled right out in front of me. I could have very well hit the back of the vehicle, instead, I pulled up along side and blew the horn. You talk about a surprised look. Even with the headlight on, people don't see motorcycles.

WeCare
WeCare

I agree, you have to be aware of others every second on a bike because people aren't looking good enough. It makes no sense that he just hit the back of her. She should be honest about what happened, someone died.

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